Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Google eBook)

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New England historic genealogical society, at the charge of the Eddy town-record fund, 1908 - Billerica (Mass.) - 405 pages
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Page 4 - Waltham and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. 2. In all records the original spelling is followed. 3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings. 4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names of both parties, but the full information concerning each party is given only in the entry under his or her name.
Page 2 - November 6, 1901, as follows: Voted : That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication.
Page 4 - When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk. 5. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, ie, any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used...
Page 5 - GR — gravestone record h. — husband hrs. — hours. inf. — infant Jr. — junior m. — married ; month min. — minutes. MR — Middlesex County record (East Cambridge) prob. — probably rec. — recorded s. — son Sr. — senior w. — wife ; week wid. — widow •widr. — widower y. — year 1sf.
Page 2 - Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose. Committee on Publications.
Page 357 - Here lies ye body of the widow Lydia Dyar of Boston, the place of her nativity, where she left a good Estate and came into ye country May 22d, 1775, to escape ye abuee of ye Ministerial Troops sent by George ye 3d, to subject North America. She died July 28th, 1776, aged 80 years.
Page 404 - ... Mrs Isabella Wiswall above mentioned, was wife of John Farmer of Anseley in the county of Warwickshire and came to this country with some of her children after his dcath, which occurred prior to 1669.
Page 358 - Mr. Edward Farmer above mentioned emigrated from Warwickshire in England. He had one daughter, Sarah besides above who married Thomas Pollard and is not recorded.
Page 14 - Mary, Oct. 14, 1706. Nathaniell, s. Nathaniell, Mar. 1, 1699. Samuel, s. Josia and Mary, Mar.
Page 83 - Jonathan, s. Isaac and Hannah, Feb. 20, 1783. Joseph, s. Joseph and Experiance [Experience, MR], Mar.

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